Enjoy Free U.S. Shipping on Orders Over $100   Learn More
 Free U.S. Shipping 
On All VIP Orders or Non-VIP Orders Over $100.

Lead a Healthy Lifestyle: 5 Reasons to Start Running Now

Published on:March 14, 2015

Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
Photo: Lifehack

Do you need some motivation to start running? Check out these five running benefits that improve your life, mentally and physically.

1. Boost Memory

Running boosts memory function, problem solving and decision making. As you run, extra blood is pumped into your brain, delivering more oxygen and nutrients to your brain. This helps your brain perform at maximum efficiency. Active quotes Thomas Crook, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and memory researcher: "Cardiovascular health is more important than any other single factor in preserving and improving learning and memory."

2. Feel Good

WebMD explains how improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of running regulary. As you run, your body releases endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that activate the body’s opiate receptors, reducing the sensation of pain. Endorphins promote an euphoric sensation within the brain and body that can last for hours.

3. Stress Less

Throughout research, How Stuff Works found that in many studies, regular runners generally claim to be happier from feeling good and looking good. A happier and healthier lifestyle leads to less stress mentally and physical. Endorphins, as mentioned above, play a huge role in reducing stress.

4. Prevent Disease

Dr. Mercola, the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer, has reviewed over 300 randomized controlled trials, comparing the effects of medicine and exercise on certain diseases. Research found no detectable differences between physical activity and medications to prevent diseases such as heart disease and prediabetes. Read more about how running and exercise in general can help prevent disease and promote wellness.

5. Live Longer

Endless studies have shown that running, or any type of physical activity, promotes longevity. Health at US News explains that there is now evidence that suggests running can change the way DNA behaves. In just a 20-minute workout, DNA appears to develop, allowing muscles to work more efficiently.

Whether you are running a mile a day or training for a marathon, running improves mental and physical health. Stress less, feel good about yourself and even live longer by starting to run now!


"This seller did a great job in providing a very good shopping experience.
Read more from our Happy customers...

"Great shoe very competitively priced; snug fit as expected; prompt delivery... all good!
Read more from our Happy customers...

"I wanted to thank you for the prompt and professional responses. I am a business owner and also a fitness Instructor. I will be sharing your info with my employees and students! You have definitely won my repeated business! Take care.
Read more from our Happy customers...

"Smooth transaction, prompt shipping A+
Read more from our Happy customers...

"ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!! One of the best and definitely a TOP 5 Seller and Shipper. I will be back for more soon and often! Exactly as described. Shipped Promptly with really good packing.
Read more from our Happy customers...

"Great service. Had to return the shoes because they did not fit. Great service with the return.
Read more from our Happy customers...

"Dear eFootwear, I got my shoes in the mail today. Aside from how excited I was to get my new shoes in the mail, also inside was a small gift and a note saying thank you for your service. No other company has ever taken the time to do such a kind...
Read more from our Happy customers...

"I want to write about your 'customer service' which is *wonderful*.  I returned the first pair I ordered from you.  I had decided I could go down a half size after having bunionectomies and getting hammer toes corrected. I was wrong. I returned...
Read more from our Happy customers...

"I just received my order and I could not be more pleased. I have to say that I was concerned about ordering from your company, but was very pleasantly surprised to have received them so quickly! Thank you for great service!
Read more from our Happy customers...

"Best pair of shoes I have ever owned. I've had new balances in the past and they didn't seem to last like they used to. So I decided to try ASICS. I can honestly say I absolutely love them. Straight out of the box they felt fantastic and I didn't...
Read more from our Happy customers...

Amazon Rated 4.9 out of 5 Stars!

We are discontinuing the eFootwear VIP Family program.

However, as an active member you still have access to your benefits until they expire.

Save 10% Everyday
On our ever-expanding inventory of shoes and accessories.
Free & Fast Shipping
On Orders Over $35. Savings of up to $18.99 on every order.
Extra Perks
Members get access to exclusive offers, discounts and more.
Money Back Guarantee
You have 60 days to ensure satisfaction or your money back.

Continue Shopping

* Benefits do not apply to custom Team / Corporate orders